Mostly a Wordless Wednesday…

My sisters and their hubby’s are here visiting this week so I’m going to have to do some simple posts as there is no time for sewing…(I did get the peplum and lace sewn on Nora’s dress, but that was all…) Maybe later on in the week I’ll find some sewing time.

Has it been hot where you are? It’s been dreadfully hot here and Wednesday the heat index is supposed to be around 105! I’m not a hot weather person… actually I can do hot weather; it’s the humidity that gets me. I got to thinking about all the doll dresses I’ve made and wondered which one I thought would be the coolest and comfiest to wear in this hot sticky weather… I instantly thought of one dress.

This is a doll I had at one time… Katie Effanbee, in her sweet gauzy outfit. A friend gave me this fabric and I remember searching for something like it for the longest time. It came from Florida and I never found anything even close to it… It is as delicate as a tissue and just crinkly enough to make it interesting. As you look at Katie in this reversible dress and pantalettes set, I hope you feel cooler!

Well, did the pictures cool you off?

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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The SECOND SURPRISE in my box…

I hope you enjoyed seeing my new Little Darling yesterday… (HERE) If you can’t tell, I am totally smitten with her, but I promise I won’t showcase her every time I make something in the next few months…

So you know I waited over 3 years for my new Little Darling to arrive and during that time, Lana, (who painted my doll) and I talked several times on the phone… (usually I was asking her for an update on my doll…) Well, one time I was talking about a dress I had made for Ten Ping, and she wanted to know the name of the listing on Ebay…so I told her and she looked at it and gave me some kind compliments. But while I had her looking at Ten Ping, I talked to her about me doing a new faceup on Ten Ping… and I was asking her about what paints or chalk pastels to use, etc. I actually thought Ten Ping was a bit on the orangy side…and she didn’t have any definition to her lips… Anyway, Lana said she’d redo Ten Ping since it had taken her so long to get my Little Darling done. And you should see how pretty she is… Well, let’s just take a look…

First, here are some “orangy” pics to see if you can see what I mean…

Lana sent me a few pics and I did a little cutting and pasting side by side to show you the difference. I could hardly wait to see her in person…

It’s really nice to have Ten Ping back on my dolly shelf… her sisters have missed her… me too!

Here’s that sweet new face…She’s not a total “glamour girl” but I sure do love her lots now!!! When she was “on the orange side,” it was hard to get the right colors on her…now I think it will be fun to see what fabrics look nice next to her “new” skin tone! :o)

I asked Lana if she could make a lid line near her eyes to give them some definition…

She did it exactly like a picture I sent her and she also painted some extra eyelashes…

Lana told me one of her eyes was smaller than the other one so she cut it out a bit… Yikes…

She also got a sweet mani and pedi too…

Ten Ping noticed the tiny sewing machine and jumped in the chair… and said, “Mom, can you teach me to sew?” Sure Ten Ping, that’s why I bought it!

I’m thrilled to have my 2 new girls home!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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3 years, 2 months and 27 days of waiting…

Some of you ladies who have “one” of these, will probably remember me mentioning it before…and some of you won’t have a clue. It’s been a really LONG wait and I’m not entirely sure I would do it again, but it’s over as of today…
A box came in the mail… a box like this…

Anyone recognize these boxes?

Almost ready to show you…

It’s my new Little Darling… I’ve been waiting SO long for her… and she’s finally here! Here’s what she looked like when I took the bubble wrap off…

Look at this sweet face…

Another shot…

She was hand painted by Lana Dobbs, one of the ladies trained by Dianna Effner, to make them look like they have glass eyes, but they are painted… Aren’t they incredible?

Here is a full shot of her in a few poses…

I wanted a dark brown wig for her and Lana chose this one…it’s layered and very pretty and soft…

She has a sweet pedi and mani…

I have big plans for her and have saved back of piece of fabric just waiting for her arrival… BUT Nora comes first!

I have been thinking her name would be Emmie the whole time I’ve been waiting, but I’ll have to see if it fits her when I “call her.” :o)

I did the “happy dolly dance” when I opened up that box lid! I have her in the box right now and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened the lid just to see if she’s still as beautiful as I thought she was the last time…

I have another surprise that came in the box, that I’ll probably share tomorrow… :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Teaching your dolls to sew…

The other day I missed showing Susette’s roses when we were talking about flowers in our yards… I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave them out…aren’t they pretty? This is how things grow in California! :o)

I always wanted to find a little sewing machine for my dolls because I thought it would be fun to do a post about them learning to sew. I’ve seen the ones from the Queen’s Treasures, but they usually go for $50-$100…a bit too pricey for me. I’ve watched and watched for one to be on Ebay and finally found one a while back. It was $17.00… I was actually wanting to wait until I had a story line and a dress started for one of my little girls, before I showed it to you, but decided I would go ahead and let you see it. It is actually a music box and plays The Blue Danube Waltz. As it plays the needle moves up and down and so does the foot treadle. The one I bought is wood and not plastic, like some you find on Ebay. Just type in Sewing Machine Music Box and check the measurements if you are interested in one for your dolls! :o)

I knew it would just be for the small dolls of mine and Trixie got the honors of showing you how she looks sitting at it… I think Ten Ping might have to sit on a pillow when she sews…

Patsy didn’t want to be in the pictures because she was nude…oops, snapped one without her knowing it…

We found her a top… just a top… with undies… so we could finish this post without having to rate it R!

I had a little chair that worked pretty well with her sitting in it…

She’s a pretty good fit for it…

I will probably take off this blue and red scrap of fabric and change it out for a piece of what the doll is sewing on at the time…

Here are a few shots of the machine without Trixie in the pictures…

You can see the music box and the wind up key in this picture a little better…

Nora is still standing on my cutting table with pins still poking out of her shoulders…holding on her necklace piece… My day was crazy busy and the only time I sat down was to eat supper and then to do this post… It’s now 11:15 and I only made it into my sewing room to take pictures of Trixie at the machine. I’m hoping tomorrow might be a sewing day! I bet you hope so too… I’ll already tell you, Anne thought of the title for Nora’s dress…. “Victorian Elegance.” Isn’t that pretty?

I’ll see you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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